Introduction

The ASUS Eee PC has seen its share of both praise and criticism. Today we're looking at the recently released 2G Surf model. This is a continuation of our earlier coverage of the Eee PC 4G.



The box of the 2G Surf is well packed. A support CD is included with Windows XP drivers, along with a Windows XP Installation Guide. There is also a Linux recovery CD. Naturally, to use the CD (or install XP), you'll need a USB optical drive.


This is the Galaxy Black model, but the 2G Surf is also available in Pure White, Sky Blue, Lush Green, and fetching Blush Pink. The DVD case shown for scale - the Eee is small. The unit comes with simple key and screen protectors for shipping.




Specifications
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  • LEKO - Friday, January 04, 2008 - link

    And the funny thing about the panel, is that a widescreen display would fit in, there is a lot of empty space on both side of the current model. Is there a company that makes a widescreen LCD panel of this size (small enough)? Reply
  • rqle - Friday, January 04, 2008 - link

    Is there still anyway to upgrade the memory in the 2G model since it doesn't have an access memory panel? Can you open the back manually? Is there any slots? Reply
  • BladeVenom - Friday, January 04, 2008 - link

    I heard it's soldered on in the 2G. Reply
  • Matt Campbell - Friday, January 04, 2008 - link

    I've seen several reports that the memory is indeed soldered on in the 2G, and also lacks the Mini PCIe socket. I haven't yet cracked it open myself. Some users are reporting the 4G Surf, though also lacking an access panel, *does* have socketed memory that can be upgraded (though disassembly is not for the faint of heart).

    Some users in the eeeuser forums have also reported the 2G unit has a slower CPU than the 4G: an 800 MHz Celeron clocked at 571 MHz. I created an nLite install last night, and a Win XP install is on my to-do list.

    http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=6170">http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=6170
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